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Project overview*

EIS status EIS active
Description Development of a 1500-hectare integrated resort community.
Proponent Iwasaki Sangyo Co (Aust) Pty Ltd
Location/s 45 kilometres north of Rockhampton and 9 kilometres north-east of Yeppoon. Map
Local government/s Livingstone Shire Council
Investment $600 million
Key features
  • 300-room, five-star resort, including a golf course
  • caravan and recreational vehicle park
  • Wagyu cattle farm - for farm stays, cattle and sheep farming and educational activities
  • residential community of 8000 dwellings and village centre
  • conservation precinct
  • airstrip - for tourism, charter flights and a potential fly-in, fly-out hub
  • refurbishment of the existing 331-room Mercure Capricorn Resort (independent of EIS process).
  • 8500 (construction over approximately 20 years)
  • 2160 (operational)

* Project information supplied by proponent and subject to change.

Environmental impact statement (EIS) process

Date Activity
Currently Draft EIS being prepared by proponent.
3 September 2015 Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 30 November 2016.
16 September 2014 Coordinator-General stated a new project declaration lapse date of 30 November 2015.
30 May 2014 Released amended final terms of reference (PDF icon 436 KB) to require assessment of Commonwealth and State matters.
13 May 2014 Commonwealth Government decides the project requires assessment under an accredited assessment process.
11 April 2014 Commonwealth Minister for the Environment decided the project is a 'controlled action'. More information
17 February 2014 Terms of reference for EIS (PDF icon 450 KB) released.
14 December 2013 to
27 January 2014
Draft terms of reference for EIS public consultation.
12 December 2013 Gazettal of 'coordinated project' declaration (PDF icon 122 KB)
26 November 2013 Application, including initial advice statement, submitted

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